CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I
- building up armed forces, getting ready for war.
- agreements or promises to defend and help another country
- trying to build up an Empire.
- having pride in your country, willing to defend it.
Using the terms from the
causes above, (militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism) answer
the following questions:
1. The nations of Europe believed that to be truly great, they needed to have a powerful military. This is called
2. The nations of Europe competed fiercely for colonies in Africa and Asia. The quest for colonies sometimes
pushed European nations to the brink of war. This is called __________________________________.
As European countries continued to compete for overseas empires, their sense of rivalry and mistrust of one
______________________ caused friction between the countries of Europe.
4. Countries in Europe were very proud of themselves, and believed all other nations should be ran like theirs.